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How to Peel an Orange

You will need the following items, depending on what you plan on doing with the orange: 1. Oranges, lots of them in case you are hungry or if you mess it up. 2. Two bowls, one to peel them over and one to put them in. It’s important to peel them over a bowl because when you screw up and smash it (accidentally) you at least can drink its sweet…

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Theory vs. Craft in Computer Game Studies

Theory vs. Craft in Computer Game StudiesJerz’s Literacy Weblog) In a comment attached to my blog entry on The Muse of the Videogame, Eyejinx makes an excellent point, an excerpt from which is below: Unless and until those involved in game studies seriously work with the development process (and perhaps the developers themselves), any proposals for how to go about making games remain in the realm of theory. In the…

Sexy and Battery-Operated, She's Too Good to Be True

Soon Phyllis has figured out how to use Ellery’s credit cards, order a cookbook and prepare a purée of parsnips for the neighbors. “Phyllis was grandstanding as a newlywed,” Ellery tells himself. “Was that good or bad?” Either way, it’s all too appropriate to the six-person dinner party under way. It later turns out that two more of the six guests also happened to be animatronic, and that one of…

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Grant to lure male teachers

The Catholic Education Office abandoned plans last year to challenge sex discrimination laws after it agreed to add an additional 12 female-only scholarships to balance plans to offer 12 male-only scholarships. –Samantha Maiden and Paige Taylor –Grant to lure male teachers (News.Com.Au) Becasue a scholarship program designed to increase the number of male teachers was ruled sexist, the Catholic school system in Austrailia was forced to add an equal number of…